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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was travelling down to Poole when I decided to pull off the A34 and find somewhere to eat as it was getting on a bit and didn't want to wait till I got to my hotel. Just followed a sign post for The Running Horse and so glad I did. Travelling all over the UK, I eat in many...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose the RH for overnight stay whilst visiting winchester. Chose due to rosette rating. Little dissapointed with the menu,but the quality was good,just lacked a little on the presentation. Dining area nicely decorated and informal.They had a trainee helping out on the tables so we had to wait and ask for the wine menu. The bedrooms are seperate from the...

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely surroundings, good food with friendly and helpful staff. Reasonable taxi ride to city centre. Comfortable bar area with lots of atmosphere. Winchester was an interesting place so hope visit again soon.

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Herts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned to this lovely pub/hotel as we said we would! We came to Winchester again for Mothers Day weekend and had a lovely stay at The running Horse. We arrived on the Saturday night and asked if they could cater for us, my youngest daughter has severe multiple food allergies, Craig, the chef was quite fantastic, as was the...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The running horse is a nice place to stay with comfortable rooms clean and tidy all rooms have showers so no baths here, its in the country but not far from towns and cities. The food can be quite fancy and is great if you like it that way. I have stayed here several times and would recommend this hotel...

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Thank Sprow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here the night of our wedding. Rooms are a good size and comfortable beds. The shower heads dripped for a long time after use which was very frustrating! However we had a comfortable stay and would stay again. Breakfast was nice, but not mind blowing!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Second visit to the area and second visit to the running horse. Went for an evening meal on Friday. Lovely atmosphere, good service and great food. Would return again. Reasonably priced and adequate portions.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Very great breakfast, friendly, helpful service. Bit noisy in the morning (our room was nearest to the pub). Happy for us to sit in the pub all afternoon while we caught up with friends. My husband said the beer was good!

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this establishment for a two nighter in superior room and not disappointed as lovely bedroom . The pub/restaurant also top notch and locals bar staff. Dry friendly and helpful. Had pigs cheeks on Saturday night and this meal was excellent so I made comment of praise to the chef. Can't fault this place as a base to explore Winchester

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a family meal on a Sunday. Lovely little place. Good parking and nice staff. However when our food came it was small portions and I ordered a roast, food was cold but it wasn't warm either. Don't think I'll be having a meal here again. Seemed nice enough inside to go for a quite drink but that...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Good Evening ISAACDCRDA I appreciate you taking the time to review your Sunday lunch here last week. I do not recall any complaints during that Sunday lunch service, perhaps you felt you could not bring your displeasure to my attention on the day. We are confident that the portion sizes of the roasts reflect the price point that we charge...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester. Its idyllic countryside setting makes it a destination of choice for fans of country leisure pursuits and touring groups as well as businesses. The 9 stylish bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities, as well as private bathrooms or shower rooms. Whatever the season or occasion, The Running Horse makes for a welcoming stop. The locally-brewed Upham ales, wine and champagne lists complement an exciting, seasonal lunch and dinner menu, which are carefully created using locally-sourced ingredients. A choice of three Sunday roasts and a selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets are firm favourites. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. Just 4 miles from the M3 motorway, and a 25 minute drive from the New Forest National Park, The Running Horse is easily accessible and also offers ample free, on-site parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Running Horse

Address: 88 Main Road | Littleton, Winchester SO22 6QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range: ₹ 7,325 - ₹ 10,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Running Horse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Rooms in second court yard appeared to be better,they had curtains!,the ones closer to the pub have a blind.room was warm.”
ralphy12, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Both standard rooms and superior rooms are around a courtyard. Superior rooms have power shower but all were comfortable.”
MaryManchester, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“These comments relate to the restaurant as we had not booked accommodation.”
Nomeat4me, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Superior Rooms offer a more private frontage & are not viewable from the Pubs Beer Garden.”
61Michael2015, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't be put off by the fact that it's not in the heart of Winchester.”
KeithE731, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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